Period
to 20 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 166 145
Rank change year-on-year +6 -21 +66
Permanent jobs citing Games 210 175 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.91% 1.72% 2.07%
As % of the General category 3.50% 3.05% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 183 165 251
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £59,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £56,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.61% +5.46%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 6,007 5,745 7,642
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 54.55% 56.55% 61.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5,357 5,139 6,996
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £58,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.56% +1.74%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games in the City of London.

Salary trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Games in the City of London

Games
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the City of London region over the 6 months to 20 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £40,000 -
Games
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Games.

1 102 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (37.14%) Java
3 53 (25.24%) JavaScript
4 50 (23.81%) SQL
5 42 (20.00%) Scrum
6 40 (19.05%) C#
7 39 (18.57%) TDD
8 37 (17.62%) Self-Motivation
9 32 (15.24%) Finance
9 32 (15.24%) DevOps
10 31 (14.76%) Microservices
11 30 (14.29%) React
12 29 (13.81%) SQL Server
12 29 (13.81%) E-Commerce
13 28 (13.33%) Degree
14 26 (12.38%) HTML
14 26 (12.38%) Software Engineering
14 26 (12.38%) BDD
14 26 (12.38%) REST
14 26 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
15 25 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (11.90%) Python
16 24 (11.43%) AngularJS
16 24 (11.43%) Analytics
16 24 (11.43%) Java 8
17 22 (10.48%) Spring
17 22 (10.48%) Computer Science
17 22 (10.48%) Low Latency
18 21 (10.00%) Linux
19 20 (9.52%) Objective-C

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (6.67%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.38%) Apache
3 4 (1.90%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.43%) Apache Pig
4 3 (1.43%) Confluence
4 3 (1.43%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.95%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.95%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.48%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.48%) JBoss
6 1 (0.48%) SAS
6 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.48%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.86%) Azure Data Factory
4 6 (2.86%) Azure Machine Learning
4 6 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (2.86%) PaaS
5 4 (1.90%) npm
5 4 (1.90%) SaaS
6 3 (1.43%) Yarn
7 2 (0.95%) GitHub
7 2 (0.95%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.95%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.48%) NuGet
8 1 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (0.48%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.48%) DNS
2 1 (0.48%) Firewall
2 1 (0.48%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.48%) IMAP
2 1 (0.48%) NAS
2 1 (0.48%) Network Security
2 1 (0.48%) SAN
2 1 (0.48%) Skype
2 1 (0.48%) SMTP
2 1 (0.48%) WAN
2 1 (0.48%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.81%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.62%) Hadoop
3 14 (6.67%) Big Data
4 9 (4.29%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.81%) Power BI
6 7 (3.33%) Data Lake
6 7 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.33%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.33%) MySQL
6 7 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.95%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.48%) Mixpanel
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 20 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.29%) Fiddler
3 8 (3.81%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.86%) Selenium
4 6 (2.86%) webpack
5 5 (2.38%) Maven
5 5 (2.38%) Mocha
6 4 (1.90%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.90%) Gitweb
6 4 (1.90%) Gradle
6 4 (1.90%) Grunt
6 4 (1.90%) gulp
6 4 (1.90%) Jasmine
6 4 (1.90%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.90%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.43%) Ant
7 3 (1.43%) JIRA
8 2 (0.95%) JMeter
8 2 (0.95%) Vagrant
General
1 32 (15.24%) Finance
2 15 (7.14%) Law
3 12 (5.71%) Retail
4 11 (5.24%) Marketing
5 8 (3.81%) Banking
6 7 (3.33%) Advertising
7 3 (1.43%) Back Office
7 3 (1.43%) Publishing
8 2 (0.95%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.48%) French Language
9 1 (0.48%) Front Office
9 1 (0.48%) German Language
9 1 (0.48%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.48%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 89 (42.38%) Developer
2 27 (12.86%) Analyst
3 26 (12.38%) Games Developer
4 25 (11.90%) Java Developer
5 23 (10.95%) C# Developer
6 15 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
6 15 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 13 (6.19%) Business Analyst
7 13 (6.19%) C++ Developer
7 13 (6.19%) Lead Developer
8 12 (5.71%) C++ Games Developer
8 12 (5.71%) C++/C# Developer
9 11 (5.24%) Java Games Developer
9 11 (5.24%) Python Developer
9 11 (5.24%) Software Engineer
10 10 (4.76%) Data Engineer
10 10 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 9 (4.29%) .NET Developer
11 9 (4.29%) AWS Engineer
12 8 (3.81%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (14.29%) React
2 26 (12.38%) HTML
2 26 (12.38%) REST
3 24 (11.43%) AngularJS
4 22 (10.48%) Spring
5 18 (8.57%) CSS
6 17 (8.10%) .NET
7 16 (7.62%) RESTful
7 16 (7.62%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 14 (6.67%) Kafka
9 12 (5.71%) JNI
9 12 (5.71%) OpenGL
9 12 (5.71%) Spring Boot
10 11 (5.24%) Spring Cloud
11 10 (4.76%) .NET Core
11 10 (4.76%) Akka
11 10 (4.76%) WPF
12 9 (4.29%) ASP.NET
13 8 (3.81%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (3.81%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 37 (17.62%) Self-Motivation
2 22 (10.48%) Computer Science
3 20 (9.52%) Online Games
4 19 (9.05%) Fintech
5 17 (8.10%) Algorithms
5 17 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (7.62%) Mobile Games
7 12 (5.71%) User Experience
8 11 (5.24%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (3.81%) Data Structures
9 8 (3.81%) PlayStation
9 8 (3.81%) Xbox
10 7 (3.33%) Mobile App
10 7 (3.33%) Online Gambling
11 6 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (1.43%) Derivative
13 3 (1.43%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.95%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.00%) Linux
2 10 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 8 (3.81%) Android
4 6 (2.86%) Windows
5 3 (1.43%) Unix
6 2 (0.95%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.48%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (20.00%) Scrum
3 39 (18.57%) TDD
4 32 (15.24%) DevOps
5 31 (14.76%) Microservices
6 29 (13.81%) E-Commerce
7 26 (12.38%) BDD
7 26 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (12.38%) Software Engineering
8 25 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 24 (11.43%) Analytics
10 22 (10.48%) Low Latency
11 19 (9.05%) Mathematics
12 18 (8.57%) Test Automation
13 17 (8.10%) Kanban
13 17 (8.10%) Line Management
14 16 (7.62%) Front End Development
14 16 (7.62%) OO
15 15 (7.14%) SOLID
15 15 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 78 (37.14%) Java
2 53 (25.24%) JavaScript
3 50 (23.81%) SQL
4 40 (19.05%) C#
5 25 (11.90%) Python
6 24 (11.43%) Java 8
7 20 (9.52%) Objective-C
8 15 (7.14%) C++
9 11 (5.24%) Scala
10 7 (3.33%) PHP
10 7 (3.33%) R
11 6 (2.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 6 (2.86%) Ruby
12 5 (2.38%) Clojure
13 4 (1.90%) Apple Swift
13 4 (1.90%) ES6
13 4 (1.90%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.43%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.95%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.48%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 28 (13.33%) Degree
2 4 (1.90%) CISA
2 4 (1.90%) CISM
2 4 (1.90%) CISSP
2 4 (1.90%) GIAC
2 4 (1.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.48%) HND
3 1 (0.48%) MCSA
3 1 (0.48%) MCSE
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.19%) QA
2 4 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.95%) COBIT
3 2 (0.95%) COSO
3 2 (0.95%) PMO
3 2 (0.95%) SEPA
4 1 (0.48%) SLA
4 1 (0.48%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (5.71%) Docker
2 8 (3.81%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.48%) GridGain
4 1 (0.48%) LXC
4 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.38%) Ansible
2 3 (1.43%) Puppet
3 1 (0.48%) Grafana
3 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.48%) Packer
3 1 (0.48%) SnapVault
3 1 (0.48%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.33%) Oracle
3 5 (2.38%) Google
4 3 (1.43%) Tableau
4 3 (1.43%) VMware
5 2 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (0.95%) Remedy
5 2 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.48%) Adobe
6 1 (0.48%) Capita
6 1 (0.48%) Facebook
6 1 (0.48%) Lotus
6 1 (0.48%) NetApp
6 1 (0.48%) Percona
6 1 (0.48%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.48%) Talend
6 1 (0.48%) Veeam
6 1 (0.48%) Veritas
6 1 (0.48%) Zend